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December 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Christ church prepares for sale

The ladies of Scottdale Christ Methodist Church are working hard to prepare gifts baskets and baked goods that will be on display in the second floor church assembly room from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. More...

News

Trump taps Carson for HUD secretary

NEW YORK (AP) Donald Trump chose retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raising fresh concerns about the lack of experience some of Trump’s Cabinet picks have with agencies More...

Sheriff thinks all warehouse fire victims have been found

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Terry Ewing was among the anxious family and friends who received confirmation Monday of what he already knew in his heart: His girlfriend was among the three dozen killed in the Oakland warehouse fire.  More...

SVC marketing professor co-authors journal article

LATROBE – Dr. Thomas W. Cline, professor of marketing and statistics at the Saint Vincent College Alex G. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1492, Christopher Columbus became the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola, now the Dominican Republic and Haiti.  In 1790, the U.S. Congress moved from New York City to Philadelphia.   More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

This is the day which the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalms 118:24 AKJV)  Today is a gift from God. Use it wisely.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Auxiliary meeting   The James E. Zundell American Legion Auxiliary Unit 446 of Mt. Pleasant Christmas party/meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. today. More...

Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville hosts yoga, story time, more in December

• Yoga classes will be held through Dec. 17 at the Carnegie Free Library. Mixed classes will be held from 10:15- 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays. Yoga 101 will be held from 9:30- 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays. Yoga will be held from 10:15-11:45 a.m. Saturdays. More...

Fayette County methadone clinic opening delayed

The opening of a much-needed methadone clinic in Fayette County to help those who are addicted to heroin and prescription drugs has been delayed.  Last week, the Fayette County Zoning Hearing Board denied a request from Polaris Renewal Services More...

Budget proposes 1.5-mill tax hike

Mt. Pleasant Borough Council approved a 1.5-mill-real estate tax increase when it adopted a tentative budget for 2017 at Monday night’s meeting.  The budget will not be finalized until a special meeting set for Wednesday, Dec. More...

Halvorson found guilty in Fayette County fair case

The Democratic nominee that ran against Rep. Bill Schuster in November for the 9th Congressional District was found guilty Monday of harassing an Schuster staffer during this year’s Fayette County Fair.  More...

Obituaries

Carla Cuneo

Southport, N.C.

Carla Renee Cuneo, 62, of Southport, N.C., passed away on Nov. 29, 2016.  She was born Dec. 8, 1953, in Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Donald and Gamet Groh. More...

Donn R. Overly

Mt. Pleasant

Donn Richard Overly, 39, of Mt. Pleasant, died unexpectedly but peacefully Saturday afternoon, Dec. 3, 2016, at his residence, of natural causes. Donn courageously battled a number of medical issues throughout the years.  He was born Feb. More...

Calvin R. Younkin

Normalville

Calvin R. “Junior” Younkin, 90, of Normalville, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at his home.  He was born April 23, 1926 in Indian Head, a son of the late Russell and Hazel (Pritts) Younkin.  More...

Opinion

Free review of state vote isn’t so bad

Another View

Critics say the unprecedented statewide recount of Wisconsin’s vote for president is a waste of time and money.  They’re half right.  More...

Don’t burn flag or curb freedom to speak out

Thumbs down to flag burners. Also, thumbs down to anyone who believes flag burning ought to be outlawed and punished, including President-elect Donald Trump.  More...

Mother Angelica did her greatest work in silence

Commentary

“The richest part of her life, maybe the most important, happened hidden away in silence, in a corner room in Hanceville, Ala., when she could not feed herself, she could not move on her own, she could not get out of bed. More...

Sports

Falcons’ swimmers have strength in numbers

There seems to be a little less room in the pool during the Connellsville swim team’s practices this year, and that’s just fine with coach Marie Nedley. “I have a lot of kids,” Nedley said. More...

Rust’s hat trick sparks Pens’ win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Rust had his first career hat trick, Sidney Crosby added his NHL-leading 17th goal and the Pittsburgh Penguins raced by the Ottawa Senators 8-5 on Monday night.  Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel each had a goal and two More...

Steelers defense playing key role in turnaround

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lawrence Timmons leapt into the air to snag an Eli Manning pass and Pittsburgh Steelers teammate James Harrison felt like he was in the middle of a flashback.  More...

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